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Summer scholars test new programs

WASHINGTON - For many students and teachers, summer vacation was more like summer term.

August 19, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


Brooks family farm achieves historical status

The view looking out from the old windows has changed more than the view looking in.

August 18, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Child placement, adoption agency fostering Christian caretakers

When Gayle and David Middleton, of Alpharetta, received a call from FaithBridge Foster Care asking if they were ready to take in a special-needs child, they prayed about it.

August 17, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Proper grading saves house foundations from water damage

After one of the wettest summers in years, yards and basements may need a little extra attention to prevent or correct problems brought on by excess water.

August 16, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ripened tomatoes arrive at area farmers' markets

Tomato season has finally found its stride in North Georgia despite the deluge of rain this summer.

August 14, 2013 | Charles Phelps | Life top stories


Times copy editor explores Georgia's natural beauty

When I first started at The Times, I read a column by Dick Yarbrough. I liked it so much I decided to keep a copy of it in my desk drawer. In fact, I almost cried from laughing so hard.

August 13, 2013 | Alison Marchman | Life top stories


Ask a Vet: Research purebred pets

I'm not a big fan of the royal family. I don't dislike the royals, but I wasn't terribly interested in the babywatch recently.

August 11, 2013 | Matthew Sisk Ceterinarian columnist | Life top stories


Women break down political barriers

An emailed reminder mentions the breakfast club will have its regular monthly meeting at the usual place and time - 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month in the private room of Luna's restaurant.

August 11, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Ugandan children on a mission to say thanks

One student brought his notebooks from school on his trip to Gainesville so he could keep up with his studies while he's away.

August 10, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Leasing solar panels an option for homeowners

Ben Kunz wanted to do "the green thing" and save on his electric bill without paying a lot of money up front. So instead of buying a solar system for his house in Cheshire, Conn., he leased one.

August 09, 2013 | Associated Press | Life top stories


To-do list for autumn

Fall is my favorite time to plant and work in the garden. The days are cooler and it is a great time to plan and implement some great projects to ensure a beautiful landscape the following year.

August 09, 2013 | Wanda Cannon | Life top stories


Peaches ripe later due to more rain, less sunshine

John Zelek and his sister-in-law, Jo Literal, combed the Hall County Farmers Market on a recent Tuesday morning for fresh peaches.

August 07, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Veteran US mail carrier works with speed, ease at post office

Mail delivery is usually a very ordinary thing. Mostly anyone during the week knows when the mailman has stopped at his or her house.

August 06, 2013 | Meredith Pruitt | Life top stories


Rich’s book jumps from pages to small screen

The people of small-town Blytheville, Ark., stood in line at a bookstore to meet best-selling author Ronda Rich and put in a good word for their unmarried mayor.

August 06, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Newtown Florist Club members model latest fall fashions

For most children, the first day of school is a chance to start fresh and show their peers how they have changed during the summer.

August 05, 2013 | Savannah King | Life top stories


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Easter traditions bring new outfits and old memories

Easter is a time for new beginnings and new life full of color. For some locals, it means new clothes.

March 30, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Gainesville woman recounts Selma march for civil rights

In 1965, Northwestern University senior Ferris Hardin felt a calling to be a small cog in a big social machine and change America in the small town of Selma, Ala.

March 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Blackshear Place Baptist Church growing after 60 years

What began as some 37 Christians trying to meet a need in the community of South Hall County has now turned into the 8,000-member Blackshear Place Baptist Church. And its small roots, originally planted on a 4-acre cornfield at the intersection of Atlanta and Winder highways, have grown to a 40-acre campus.

March 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Steps for achieving a spotless kitchen this spring

The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.

March 27, 2015 | AUDREY WILLIAMS For The Times | Life top stories


Beer experts: Suds tastes better at higher temperature

I have a drinking problem, and it makes me order two beers at a time in bars and restaurants.

March 24, 2015 | By Josh Noel Chicago Tribune | Life top stories


Gainesville girl leaps for equine excellence

Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.

March 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Toccoa woman undergoes surgery to remove colon cancer

On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.

March 23, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Chestatee Baptist Church opens new building debt-free

Nine years ago, members of Chestatee Baptist Church cast their ballots to consider building a new church on their property off Chestatee Road. And finally on Feb. 1, the congregation met in its new facility for the first time. The added bonus was the church did not borrow any money to pay for its new building. In fact, several church members said they felt "blessed" for building the church without having to take out a loan and go into debt.

March 21, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Outdoor furniture can last for years with proper care

When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.

March 20, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Humane society to provide shot for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Classic sounds celebrate Bach's birth

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Find classic soup, sandwich combo at Papa Sam's

Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."

March 18, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Cleveland couple bonds with breed of Great Pyrenees

When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.

March 17, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


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